How can a US president and other people who definitely know better say that the new coronavirus is not so dangerous while it now seems 20 times more deadly than the flue? (The actual overall international mortality stands in fact at 34 times.) Does he think that we’ll never find out that he lies to cover-up his failure in protecting the American public?
How does a Piozzi scheme embezzler think that he’ll get away with his theft? One day the whole world will find out what he did, no? Maybe only after his death, but it’ll surely become clear. How does he cover for that?
Why does a deeply dishonest person try to get married to a deeply honest person? Does s/he really think it’ll stay hidden and not end the marriage?
This is all different from the bank robber who thinks he will commit the perfect crime that no one will ever trace back to him. Such things happen. Though very rarely. Most people with such assumptions end up in jail. But theoretically, it would be possible. But the above three examples each end in disaster, guaranteed. So what is such a con artist thinking about that?
I’ve thought about this question a lot. The only answer I was able to come up with is: They don’t think about that. They don’t consider what they will do when their deceit is revealed. Not because they can’t think of that. Not because they are too dumb or stressed. No, they simply don’t care.
When the accusations come in like a tidal wave and the cops show up with handcuffs they’ll wing something like: Terrible slander. Or whatever. It’s not that they don’t know the difference between true and false. My proof? When you lie to them or insult them, they’re furious.
The basics are that such a person does not have a conscience like most people have. And they are so good at hurting others because most people cannot imagine that someone deliberately would hurt others, steal, cause death even without any second thought or a grain of remorse.
We can imagine that someone would say a falsehood because we are familiar with that. Or would steal something. But causing the death of many others just for greed or other vain reasons, that we can’t imagine.
And that’s how con artists make their (unsuspecting) ‘friends’ and a living. Hiding their lies in plain sight, they profit from the relative innocence of most people who would assume that maybe he’s covering up because he feels ashamed or is too stubborn to admit an inadvertent mistake.
No, they deeply damage without guilt because they simply don’t care.
I don’t mean regular carefree or careless. Couldn’t care less about what most people would not even contemplate doing. Have total disdain for nice and feeling people (us). (But are often fascinated by them so marry them. But that could be because they are control freaks too.) But do respect fellow con people and dictators. Get out while they don’t watch!
I don’t mean the strategic liar (professional politician, lawyer). I mean people who lie by default. Sharing truths empowers people — that’s the last thing they want. They confabulate and confuse continuously.
Learn to spot the ruthless con artist and better believe what you see. And I don’t mean the habitual white-liar or chronically dishonest person. I mean the ruthless con artist who has no mercy and no conscience. Once you see one, you recognize all the others. They’re all made of the same cloth. And then, don’t become cynical about the human race. They’re still exceptions.